In this latest installment of 90 Second Boxing Tips I want to give you a couple of options to vary the angle of your power hand – the back hand (right hand for orthodox, left hand for southpaw).
So why would you want to vary the angle of the punch? Well in simple terms it’s about offensive prowess. Making small adjustments and being aware of them as you use punches will make you a much more difficult person to defend against. The trajectory of a punch is super-important.
Here is the video and then below are some thoughts:
Rotation and Timing
As those of you who have spent any time working with my coaching videos will know, I am a zealot when it comes to how your feet drive everything. Many of my boxing tips cover boxing footwork for very good reason.
In this boxing training video, I want to keep it really simple. When you use your right hand, if you want to make it super-straight, leave throwing the punch until late in the rotation of the body.
If you want the punch to travel at an angle, a different trajectory towards the target, release the punch earlier in the rotation of the body.
Remember, this is all driven from the rear foot and the front leg must bend in order to accommodate the hip rotation. Check out the video on the straight back hand and on the long range right hook for more insights.
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